zeng

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See also: zéng, zèng, zēng, and zěng

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /zɛŋ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zeng
  • Rhymes: -ɛŋ

Etymology 1[edit]

From zengen.

Noun[edit]

zeng m (plural zengen, diminutive zengetje n)

  1. gust, windflaw

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

zeng

  1. first-person singular present indicative of zengen
  2. imperative of zengen

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the same onomatopoeic stem as zendül (to produce a sound) + -g (frequentative suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

zeng

  1. (intransitive) to resound
  2. (transitive, poetic) to express something by singing and with music
  3. (transitive, literary) to praise someone or something in a song or a poem

Conjugation[edit]

or

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words
With verbal prefixes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Further reading[edit]

  • zeng in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

zeng (Zhuyin ˙ㄗㄥ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

Romanization[edit]

zeng

  1. Nonstandard spelling of zēng.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of zěng.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of zèng.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.